Welcome to The Cromarty Arts Trust
We are based in the beautiful Highland town of Cromarty, on the Black Isle.
Our goals are to promote and embrace the arts, education, environment, history of the Highlands, and the conservation of buildings of historical or architectural importance.
See Cromarty and our buildings in this short video from the 2015 Harp Village:-
Harpist Corrina Hewat introduces the Cromarty Harp Village
Outside Track Summer School
24 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
Welcome to a wonderful week of tuition, concerts, ceilidhs and craic in the Scottish Highlands, hosted by The Outside Track at the Old Brewery, Cromarty.
Participants will receive group and individual tuition in their chosen instrument (harp, fiddle, accordion, flute/whistle and guitar), plus enjoy group singing and stepdance workshops. By keeping the numbers very low – only max 6 participants per tutor, individual needs can be attended to, and personal focus given.
Teaching will be a combination of tradition and technique tailored to suit the participant level, with time to address both technical issues such as improving dexterity, left hand coordination, etc, alongside traditional elements - ornamentation, tempos, rhythm, and of course, lots of time to learn new tunes.
There will be classes every morning from 10am until 1pm, then masterclasses, vocal sessions and stepdance workshops in the afternoon. In the evenings we will have informal sessions, a ceilidh, a student concert and a concert by The Outside Track.
Residents will have accommodation, full board and all tuition and evening activities at Cromarty Old Brewery included in the course price.
Book online at http://outsidetracksummerschool.weebly.com/
Cromarty Arts Trust has three buildings in Cromarty: The Stables; The Old Brewery; and Ardyne House. The buildings provide a variety of self-catering and B&B accommodation; also artist studios and a furnished flat for longer term lets.
Please get in touch for availability and prices - it's the perfect place for finding inspiration or a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Residency Opportunity in Cromarty
The Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Prize is open to any student who will graduate this year, or to artists who have graduated in the past two years, in any art-form from a college or university in Scotland. The prize consists of a student residency at the Cromarty Stables for one month in the autumn 2016.
Click link below for more information on how to apply for the residency.
In the past we have hosted a series of residencies for artists and musicians and currently we provide studio space and a gallery space which can accommodate visual arts exhibitions, theatrical and musical events. One of the main priorities of the Cromarty Arts Trust is to promote educational links between Cromarty and the art world.
We welcome enquiries for conferences and special events particularly of a cultural nature.
Cromarty Arts Trust has commissioned pieces of public art and is always seeking to find ways of developing projects that will increase opportunities for Cromarty and local artists.
Contact us if you would like to enquire about hiring the Stables as a wedding venue. We can help with staff to manage the day and we can provide the names of recommended caterers who we know will do a good job for you. See this page for more information.
Events - Cromarty has everything you need
Photos from 2015 kayak symposium held at the Old Brewery, Cromarty
Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018
To download a copy of the most recent Cromarty Arts Trust Annual Report, please click on this link or, for further information, phone us on 01381 600354.
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